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    Posted 10 years ago

    impala132
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    Hi every one i was wondering can any one tell me what the Pat. Pend means on this truck ?
    I bought this truck it was blue that some one had painted awful job
    So i stripped it to restore it back to the color white thats where i found the Pat. Pend stamp on the bottom of the back window.
    Im trying to get a pic of it but it wont show up My friend has two of these trucks nether one has the marking like mine all so his grill has a opening where mine dont. My bumper all so has a T Where his dont.
    If you can give me any help on this please email me at thatthing85@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Meredith

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    1. impala132, 10 years ago
      I need help what dose the Pat. Pend mean on this truck & all so is it rare & can you help with what year it is
      Thank you
    2. gdigger3, 10 years ago
      The "pat pend" stamp means "patent pending" and is very common on these. As far as the date, I wouldn't have any idea.
    3. impala132, 10 years ago
      Thank you so much gdigger3 you helped me a lot im glad i found this sight
      Thanks again
      Meredith
    4. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Wow, you did a great job on the restoration!
    5. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 10 years ago
      I agree with chevy59, beautiful work. The reason for the Pat Pend may be that this was the introduction of the new model of the Tonka Wrecking Truck. Here is a link to the previous Wrecker from 1957:
      http://www.tonkatoys.com/1957%20Tonka%20Toy%20Truck%20Pages/1957%20Tonka%20Wrecker%20Truck%20AA%2018.html
    6. impala132, 10 years ago
      Thank you chevy59 glad you like it . Your car is in its own class AWSOME
      The color fits like glove again AWSOME
    7. impala132, 10 years ago
      Thank you fourpeesake I love restoreing them & thank you for the info
    8. AzTom AzTom, 10 years ago
      With the T in the bumper it is a 1961.
      I'm pretty sure that fleetside type bed first came on the 1962 truck with the generic cab. I think you have a 1961 cab on a 1962 -63 truck (or a 62-63 bed on a 61 truck).

      Nice repaint.
    9. impala132, 10 years ago
      Thank you AzTom your info was a big help as im new to this hobby

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